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“Our Struggle” Poem by A. Roze

20 Jan

I will record audio of this poem shortly. But I wanted to go ahead and release this now. I feel like there is someone who needs to read it.

Thank you for my struggle.

The opportunity it brings is like no other.

The growth that comes starts from inside.

At first there’s pain when emotions collide,

But when the pieces begin to fit together,

I understand why you sent the bad weather.

You know I’m not the type who’d rather a handout,

So you give me an experience to make me stand out.

Make me humble like you are,

Make me strong like you are,

Make me deep like you are,

Make me understanding like you are.

You never have to prove anything to anyone.

Because you are in everything and everyone.

And yet when you are disregarded and denied,

You still never lose yourself as The Most High.

So why should I..

Feel less, feel regret, feel like there is no way to clean up this mess..

When really, could I..

Feel blessed by the best, feel loved, since I know my struggle represents

Your way,

Only way,

I got

To say,

No way,

I can’t,

Be brave,

No shame,

I have,

To pray,

On page,

Relate,

Replay,

Repay,

Repent.

Can’t Forget

The struggle

of Yahweh.

~A. Rozier

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Earthpaste Review (Natural Toothpaste)

1 Jan

Happy New Year everyone! I’m starting the year off with a video review of the natural toothpaste, Redmond Earthpaste.

I have been using it for a few weeks now. I got it on eBay for about $11 (including shipping) for two 4 oz tubes in the Wintergreen flavor. It ranges from $3.99-$5.99 in stores and online.

The ingredients are:

Purified Water

Food Grade Redmond Clay

Xylitol

Wintergreen Essential Oil

Menthol

Redmond Real Sea Salt

Tea Tree Oil

More importantly, there is NO: Glycerin, Fluoride,  Artificial Coloring, Foaming Agents.

The consistency is much different than “regular” toothpaste. It isn’t gritty like you may think clay is, but smooth and slick. There are no foaming agents, so I found I had to use more of it than I did with regular toothpaste.

The clean: I feel a MUCH better clean with Earthpaste than with regular toothpaste!! It leaves your teeth super slick, and naturally clean. Not like other toothpaste that has sort of a sugary, minty, gritty feel. You may not even notice that your toothpaste tastes like that until you try something different. For example, you know how orange juice tastes weird after you brush? Earthpaste makes orange juice taste normal LOL!

And my awesome tip for you is… Use it as a face wash! It leaves your face felling super clean and naturally fresh!

Overall, I definitely recommend this product!

*This product may contain trace amounts of naturally occurring lead. This product may not be appropriate for consumption by children or pregnant women.

*This review is not sponsored.

~A.Roze

A Second Chance

17 Nov

My husband and I have been blessed again with a beautiful baby. This time around there were no health problems or complications. We said hello to a healthy 9 pound baby boy on September 18th.

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About 8 months pregnant with the blanket I made for our son.              Elisha Cypher King Rozier

I didn’t share my pregnancy online until I was about 8 months along. My reclusiveness was out of fear, honestly. Fear that it was too good to be true. It really did not fully register that he would be here. That he would be real. After the loss of one child, the ability to accept the blessing of another is complicated. It was in my subconscious not to get my hopes up, in case something went wrong. I was already preparing for the worst. There was also a feeling of guilt. Like I was somehow forgetting or ungrateful for our daughter Areli because we had moved on. Like we were replacing her. Well, that just wasn’t true at all. But it’s funny how your emotions can fool your brain into thinking something is true when your mind/spirit is trying to protect itself. Continue reading

“My King” Poem by A. Roze

19 Jul

He’s a fighter,

he’s a writer,

He’s a caller,

He’s a scholar,

He has passion,

Words to action,

Humble in his ways.

He’s a teacher,

He’s a leader,

He’s a doer,

a believer,

He’s a lion,

Road to Zion,

I’d follow him any day.

Full of love,

He builds me up,

Always learnin’,

Keeps me yearnin’,

Builds a fire,

Makes it higher,

Turns a spark into a blaze.

Gives me hope,

The world will know,

Someone who cares

Is still out there,

My King, don’t you ever change.

~A. Rozier

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Styling a Hip Hop Period Piece. BTS of Planet Asia’s Music Video “Mystique”

3 Nov

I LOVE period pieces! I also LOVE hip hop! This music video was an awesome collaboration of seemingly different worlds. And yet it all flows very cleanly. I’m very happy to have worked on the wardrobe, and with some awesome people!

When Varras Tower (the director) approached me about this project, he initially asked about making the costumes from scratch. Of course my immediate concern was time and budget. A period piece set in the 1890s requires a lot of attention to detail on the wardrobe. We were faced with the dilemma of having looks that were authentic to the period, but still in budget and fitting to Varras’ vision. We decided on an original Victorian look with a pinch of goth and a dash of steampunk. The game plan being to purchase and rent reproduction costumes, mixed with some vintage items that I had in my collection, and a few of my hand made accessories to complete the looks.

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5 Ways to Customize Your Product. Wow Your Clients!

21 Aug

5 ways to customize your product

Presentation means everything, no matter what business you’re in! Below I’ve outlined some of my key ingredients in a successful presentation of a custom gown to a private client.

1. Find out what your customer really wants.

No matter the product, you may run into clients that know (or think they know) exactly what they want. Intentional or otherwise, it may feel like they just want to use your skill, and not your creative expertise. In the end however, you are the one that will be held accountable for how the product turns out. Keeping this in mind, the best way to start is by having a sit down consultation with the client. Have a list of questions ready. Come up with the questions beforehand that hone in on the direction of their vision. Gain insight on how they want to feel about this product and/or how they want it to make them feel. Be honest about what you can and cannot do. Be honest about pricing. If the requests increase, let them know right away the costs that will be incurred.

Having clients that basically give you free reign over a design idea is always a pleasure! Ronisha came to me in need of a reception dress that would flatter her figure, while also showing her sophistication as a newlywed.

2. Give them your input as an expert and come up with a vision that meets the clients requirements and has your personal touch.

I came up with the sketch below. Ivory stretch satin with Swarovski crystals adorning her from the neckline, all the way down the front of the dress in flattering V shapes. The satin hugging her curves, while ivory chiffon peaks out at her shoulders and neckline. Ivory chiffon drapes down the back in a double layer, while a single fan pleated layer subtly shows off her legs in the front.

Lucky for me, Ronisha loved this sketch and gave me the ok to go ahead and get started. Sometimes, it may take some revising, or even coming up with a new concept entirely. Just make sure they are happy before going past this step.

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How to Make a Custom T Shirt! Painted T Shirt Made Easy DIY!

17 Mar

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What you will Need:

Iron and Ironing Board

Aluminum Foil

Freezer Paper

Exacto Knife

Pencil

Fabric Paint

Sponge Brush

Instructions:

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